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PENROSE, Bernard. An Account of the Last Expedition to Port Egmont in Falkland's Islands, in the Year 1772. Together with the Transactions of the Company of the Penguin Shallop. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1775. 8° (210 x 135mm). Later half calf gilt.
FIRST EDITION. After the 1771 agreement to allow Britain to repossess Port Egmont, Capt. Stott returned that year only to have the post abandoned again by William Clayton on the Penguin's voyage in 1774. Howgego B141.
[James Bland BURGESS]. Letters lately published in The Diary, on the subject of The present Dispute with Spain. London: for G. Kearsley, 1790. 8° (205 x 126mm). Later wrappers, red morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. First edition. Sabin 40603. Not in the British Library. 2 items by William Clayton: a printed extract and a photocopy of his ms. deposition. (4)
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